Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: farrow on July 23, 2008, 08:31:59 PM

Title: Goliath and David
Post by: farrow on July 23, 2008, 08:31:59 PM
I am not sure of the port but most of the photos seem to be of Dutch origin, as there is not many
European ports that now take this size of container ship!
Title: Re: Goliath and David
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 23, 2008, 10:13:16 PM

Does anyone know if such a steep angle on the towing hawser effects the tug?
It looks like that if it pulls too hard, it could pull the props from the water!


( Topic cleaned.... you bunch of wags!  ;)  )
Title: Re: Goliath and David
Post by: catengineman on July 23, 2008, 10:56:57 PM
V S or tractor tugs in the picture  O0

the action of the drives is to "suck down" (squat) which aids pull/push and with the units to the fore end rather than the aft even IF the angle lifted the stern the drive would go deeper and still work.
Problems come when girting and loss of drive towards the side make a few skippers rear ends twitch (and a few Chief Eng) :embarrassed:

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